It may be surprising to learn that migraines are not really headaches at all. Rather, migraines are a neurological disorder having a headache as one of its symptoms. The pain of migraines causes one to try to find the fastest, easiest way to make it stop. It is important for a migraine sufferer to find out what is causing the problem.
Triggers of migraines include such things as allergies, genetic predisposition, and certain foods. One common reason for migraines that is often disregarded is a misalignment of the bones of the upper cervical spine. This can create a variety of problems within the body. Some of these are:
Central nervous system disorders: The nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord and can be affected by such things as:
- Stress on spinal cord nerves
- Degenerative spinal problems
- Autoimmune disorders
- Structural defects
Abnormal chemical properties: Dopamine and serotonin are neurotransmitters that are responsible for sending certain signals in the brain. If they become imbalanced, they create abnormal activity in the brain’s blood vessels. Imbalances can be caused by birth control medications, not eating often enough, or certain foods.
Vascular system disorders: If the brain is not getting the proper flow of blood such things as brain abscesses, intracerebral hemorrhaging, and meningitis may occur.
The Upper Cervical Solution to Migraine Pain
Here at Precision Spine Specialists, we work hard to help our migraine patients find relief. We use a precise and gentle method to help the neck bones that are out of alignment to move back in place. We do not twist or force the spine, rather we use light force that helps vertebrae to reposition naturally. By doing this, blood flow and proper communication can be restored, often leading to an improvement in or resolution of migraines.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hall or Dr. Chalke call our Franklin office at 615-778-0887 or just click the button below.
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